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Texas as it is today

Description: A book describing life in Texas around the year 1925. The book talks about many cities in Texas as well as interesting facts about Texas. The author wrote the book in an attempt to defeat internal and external stereotypes about Texas.
Date: 1925
Creator: Menn, Alfred E
Partner: UNT Libraries

16 Foot Aermotor Windmill in Sarita

Description: Photograph of a 16 foot Aermotor windmill. Written on the back of the photo, "16' Aermotor. 33' Steel Tower. Supplies water for Sarita county seat of Kenedy County. Uses 5" siphon pump. water flows to pump from artisan well. Forces it into 40,000 gal. steel tank on 100 ft. tower."
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Tom Green County, historic plaque

Description: Historic plaque. "Original Tom Green County on transcontinental trail of California Gold Rush. Until 1846 a part of Bexar Land District, Republic of Texas. Private tracts were surveyed as early as 1847. German emigration company colony (90 mi. SE) had grants here, but in 1840s found Indians blocking settlement. Butterland Overland Mail managers lived in stands in area, 1858-61. R. F. Tankersley family established a permanent home in 1864 in future Tom Green County. By 1874 there were five settlements here, including Bismarck Farm, a colony of 15 German immigrants. The County (12,756 sq. mi., 10 1/2 times as large as state of Rhode Island) was created in 1874, and named for heroic Gen. Green (1814-64), a state official and gallant Texas soldier. After a decade of progress, the original Tom Green County began losing outlying areas. Midland County - halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on newly opened Texas & Pacific Railway - was created in 1885. Settlers remote from San Angelo petitioned for new counties in 1887, and the Texas Legislature created Crane, Loving, Upton, Ward adn Winkler. Coke and Irion Counties were cut out of Tom Green in 1889. Ector and Sterling were created in 1891. Last diversions - Glasscock (1893) and Reagan (1903) - gave Tom Green its present size. It remains influential in the region. (1972)"
Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries